A Journey of Online Browser Based Game
Browser based games have come a long way. Basically, a Browser based game is one played on a web browser. The difference between a browser based game and other computer and video games is that there is no need to install client side software and only a web browser is required. Web browser plug-ins is required for a plug-in based web browser game. Among the web browser plug-ins are Flash Player, Unity, Java and Shockwave. Most browsers these days give you the option to install this plug-ins if you haven’t already installed them.
The Advent of DHTML
DHTML and its Uses
DHTML is usually required for use in drop down menu’s and image roll over’s. DHTML can also be used for the production of animation effects for action games that are sprite-based. These games can be developed further with Ajax programming techniques.
Server Side Scripting
These days, server-side scripting is being used for the creation of more and more games. These include scripting languages such as Java, Python, Perl, ASP, Ruby and PHP. Basically, the user’s browser HTML code is sent to be interpreted. Ajax is included by some of them, thereby permitting the user to detect instant responses to the action taking place online. This also serves to increase the visual appeal of the game and hold the users attention indefinitely. Every day new innovations are taking place in web based browser games as they are constantly being developed and updated.
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